The children had a fantastic time on our visit to the museum yesterday. They enjoyed looking at historical sources and learning all about a local hero, Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey Duffy. Jack was from South Shields and was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things in his life when he saved lots of people in the war. Children are learning all about significant people from the past and their achievements so this experience has really helped bring this to life. Today they have been writing recounts about their visit and what they learned – we are hoping to create a display to showcase their work very soon – watch this space!

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